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On page 174, fifteenth line from top, "Mrs. John Lightfoot, nee Harriet LigMfoot," should be Mrs. John Lightfoot, nee Harriet Field. Descendants of 51 William* Tabb. 51 William 4 Tabb (John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) was born February 25, 1702, and lived in Gloucester county, in that part now known as Mathews county ; vestryman in Kingston Parish ; married, September 30, 1732, Susannah Gould, born February 23, 1717, died at an advanced age at the home of her son, George Tabb, "Green Valley," near Martinsburg, Berkeley county. Issue: 157 Mary 5 Tabb, b. July 8, 1733, married John Mayo, of Powhatan, near Richmond; 158 John Tabb, b. December 13, 1734; 159 Dorothy Tabb, b. January 21, 1736; 160 Robert Tall, b. January 23, 1737 ; 161 Thomas Tabb, b. June 19, 1742 ; 162 Martha, b. March 8, 1744, married Joseph Mayo; 163 Wil- liam Tabb, b. November 9, 1745 ; 164 Edward Tabb, b. Septem- ber 28, 1748, died 1813 ; 165 George Tabb, b. November 14, 1750, d. August 1829; 166 Frances Tabb, b. July 29, 1753, m. Mr. Todd, of Gloucester. 160 Robert 5 Tabb (William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Elizabeth Elliott, of Gloucester county, and died Sep- tember 11, 1775. She married, secondly, Capt. James Kearney, by whom she had two sons, James and William Kearney. Issue of Robert Tabb and Elizabeth Elliott, his wife: 167 Robert went to Kentucky; 168 William, who had five daughters; 169 Thomas; 170 Elizabeth, m. Col. John White, of Shepherdstown, W. Va., and had issue: a daughter Ann, who d. s. p.; 171 Mary, m. Samuel Hedges and had issue : William, Samuel, Jonas, Enoch, The Tabb Family. 271 SeatoB Elliott, and a daughter, who married a Mr. Miller and moved to Illinois ; 172 Susan, m. Mr. Kearney, and had Elizabeth and Susan, who were styled "the belles of Berkeley" ; 173 Frances, m. first, Mr. Turner and had issue: Thomas, Eobert and Hil- lery; m. second, Mr. Kearney. 169 Thomas 6 Tabb (Robert 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) resided in Shepherdstown, and married first Eliza- beth Van Metre, daughter of Jacob and Isabella (Evans) Van Metre. They had issue: 174 Isabella; 175 Elizabeth; 176 James; 177 Jacob, m. Susan Jackson. Thomas 6 Tabb married secondly Mary Van Metre. Issue: 178 Nancy; 179 Mary; 180 Nathan; 181 John; 182 Martha; 183 Susan. 163 William 5 Tabb (William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Joanna Tompkins. She married secondly, at the age of twenty-four, Kempe P. Elliott, of York county, Va., who died about 1836. Issue of William Tabb and Joanna his wife : 184 Eobert, had issue William, a Baptist minister, and other chil- dren; 185 Susan Tabb; 186 John Leland Tabb; 187 William Tabb. 186 Capt. John Leland 6 Tabb (William 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Elizabeth Shepherd, daughter of Thomas Shepherd and granddaughter of Thomas Shepherd, the founder of Shepherdstown. He was raised by his uncle, Edward Tabb, on his plantation, "Rural Hill," in Berkeley county. Cap- tain Tabb died July 14, 1839, and his wife, Elizabeth, died October, 1804. Issue: 188 Elizabeth, born October 11, 1804; died October 14, 1863; married, January 23, 1823, Nathaniel Mitchell, of Mitchell's Garden, in Dorchester county, Md., who was a soldier in the war of 1812. They went to New Lisbon, Ohio. Issue: (1) John Leland Tabb Mitchell (born November 24, 1823; died December 11, 1879), married Caroline Smith, and left two children, Catherine and Edward Mitchell, living in California; (2) Charles Henry Mitchell, born August 18, 1827, still unmarried in California; (3) Edward Lee Mitchell, died infant; (4) Virginia Lelia Mitchell, born October 20, 1831, died May 27, 1888, married Col. Charles Benjamin Stephens^ C. S. A.; (5) Elizabeth Ruth Mitchell (born July 26, 1834, 'died August 11, 1885, married Judge Oliver H. P. Shiras) ; (6) William Kempe Mitchell (born October 29, 1836, died April 272 William and Mary College Quarterly. 24, 1881), married Mary Harris, and left three children, Wil- liam Kempe, Virginia and Alice, who married Lewis Dorsey, all living in California; (7) Ellen Jane Mitchell, born March 17,, 1839, never married; (8) Anna Harriet (born December 15, 1841, died March 16, 1900), married Frederick Doolittle, and left sons Oliver and Carl and daughters Elizabeth and Frances living in Chicago; (9) James Lee Mitchell, married, but left no issue. 187 William 6 Tabb (William 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ), born in Gloucester county, but his father died when he was a boy, and he was raised by his guardian and uncle, Edward Tabb, at "Rural Hill," in Berkeley. When grown he went to York county and died there. He had six children, mar- ried and had issue: 189 Elizabeth Tabb, married Na- thaniel Taylor, of Yorktown, and had daughter Virginia, who married Mallory Bates, member of Virginia Legislature in 1857 ; 190 John Tabb; 191 Edward Tabb, moved to Gloucester county: 192 Mary, married George M. Bates, whose son by a first marriage Mallory had married Elizabeth (Tabb) Taylor's daughter. 190 John 7 Tabb (William 6 , William 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Malvina Keaton, who, being left a widow, married George Elliott, an officer in the United States navy. John Tabb resided at "Afton House," near Hampton. Issue: 193 Thomas Tabb; 194 William. 193 Colonel Thomas 8 Tabb (John 7 , William 6 , Wil- liam 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ), was an eminent lawyer of Hampton, Va. He married Virginia Jones, and had issue: 195 Lucy, married Robert I. Mason, of Hampton; 19G Eliza, deceased; 197 Malvina; 198 Paul. 19-1 William 8 Tabb (John 7 , William 8 , William 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married, first, Mary Amidon, of Washington, D. C Issue: 199 Mazie Tabb, deceased; 200 Wil- liam Tabb. He married, second, Jane West, of Baltimore, and had issue: 201 Katherine Tabb, deceased, married James Bick- ford; 202 Christopher Tabb. 164 Edward 5 Tabb (William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) died 1813. Moved from Gloucester to Berkeley county, and en- tered Continental army as a citizen of Berkeley and member of The Tabb Family. 273 Capt. Hugh Stephenson's company. He lived at "Kural Hill," five miles northwest of Martinsburg. Dying childless, he willed his estate to his three nephews, John Leland Tabb and William Tabb, to whom he was guardian, and to Edward Tabb, eldest son of his brother George. His will is dated September 9, 1795. 165 George 5 Tabb (William*, John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) was a Baptist preacher, a soldier in the Continental army, and ■died at Green Valley, in Berkeley county, August 1, 1829. Mar- ried, first, Anne White, sister of Judge Robert White, of Win- chester, first judge of that circuit. Issue: 203 Frances Tabb, born May 15, 1778 ; 204 Edward, born February 6, 1780, moved to Kentucky; 205 George, born February 4, 1782, died August, 1794; 206 John Tabb, born October 2, 1785, died December 14, 1847; 207 Anna Tabb, married John Patterson; 208 Alexander, born September 13, 1792, died infant; 209 George. He mar- ried, second, Anne Eliason, of Maryland. Issue: 210 Bailey, born December 6, 1798; 211 Seaton Elliott, born December 2, 1800, died August 29, 1878, unmarried; 212 Mary; 213 Su- sannah, died infant; 214 Eliza, born February 7, 1808, married Andrew Mclntire; 215 Mildred, born September 28, 1810, mar- ried David Noble; 216 Harriet Ann, born December 7, 1813, married Eev. Lewis F. Wilson, of Falling Waters Church, and had two sons and daughter. 206 John 6 Tabb (George 5 , William*, John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) died December 14, 1847. He and his wife are buried at Falling Waters Church, Berkeley county; married Arabella Turner (born March 13, 1789, died October 9, 1863). Issue: 217 Edivard Franklin, born October 20, 1808; 218 Mary E., born November 1, 1810, married A. R. Janney; 219 Emily A., born September 15, 1813, died 1838, unmarried; 220 George Washington, born February 28, 1816; 221 Elizabeth S. Tabb, born February 25, 1819 ; 222 John Turner Tabb, born December 27, 1820, died September 11, 1860; 223 Hanson Noble Tabb, born March 22, 1823 ; 224 R. Elliott White Tabb, born May 24, 1825; married Lucy Snodgrass; 225 Arabella Ellen Tabb, born December 14, 1827, married William Snodgrass; 226 Mathew W. Tabb, born December 4, 1829, died July, 1892, unmarried ; 227 Dorcas Mitchell Tabb, born February 6, 1832, married James Ijams; 228 Elizabeth Brown Tabb, born February 6, 1832, mar- 274 William and Maey College Quarterly. ried George P. Morrison ; 229 Virginia Walker Tabb, born May 14, 1834, married Thomas Tongue, of Maryland, and had six children. 217 Edwaed Franklin 7 Tabb (John 6 , George 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ), born October 20, 1808, married Kitty Ann Cunningham. Issue: 230 John William Tabb; 231 Nancy Tucker Tabb; 232 Emily A. Tabb, died 1894; 233 Ed- ward Walker Tabb, lives unmarried in Martinsburg; 234 James 0. Tabb, died young. 230 John William 8 Tabb (Edward Franklin 7 , John", George 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Mary A. McKown, of Virginia, Issue : 235 Edward L. ; 236 Wil- liam E.; 237 E. C. Tabb; 238 F. A. Tabb; 239 Anna Tabb; 240 Emma Tabb ; 241 Mabel Tabb ; 242 Edith Tabb. 220 George Washington 7 Tabb (John 6 , George 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Mary Wilson, and had issue: 243 Mary Park; 244 Laura Virginia; 245 Cornelia; 246 Willis. 223 Hanson Noble 7 Tabb (John 6 , George 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Maud Juliet White, and had issue: 247 John Baker Tabb; 248 Louisa Tapscott Tabb, mar- ried John Hall; 249 Horace Tabb; 250 Hanson Noble Tabb; 251 Juliet O. Tabb; 252 Mary Elizabeth Tabb. 209 George 6 Tabb (George 5 , William 4 , John 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ), born November 6, 1794; married, second, Mies Long, by whom no issue; married, first, Miss Porterfield, and had 253 Martha Tabb, married Mr. Machin; 254 Ann Tabb, married Samuel Light, issue: four sons and one daughter; 255 Louisa Tabb, married Prof. Nelson; 256 Lucy Tabb, married Dr. Harrison; 257 Edith Tabb, married William Walker; 258 Hamilton, died unmarried. 210 Bailey 6 Tabb, brother of the next above George 6 Tabb, married Sarah Campbell, and had issue: 261 Elliott Creaton Tabb; 260 George Brown Tabb; 261 D. Campbell Tabb; 262 Peyton Tabb; 263 Harlan Tabb; 264 Mary Wilkinson Tabb, married John T. Janney. 212 Mary 6 Tabb, sister of Bailey 6 Tabb, born March 25, 1803 ; married, April, 1820, George Porterfield, of Berkeley county, W. Va. (born 1798, died April, 1827). Issue: 265 George Alex- ander and 266 Anne. The Tabb Family. 275 265 George Alexander Porterfield (born November 24, 1822), married, July 10, 1849, at Warm Springs, Emily Terrill (sister of Gen. William R. Terrill, IT. S. A., Gen. James Barbour Terrill, C. S. A., and Lieut. Philip Mallory Terrill, all killed in the war between the States). He was born July 10, 1832, at Covington, Va. He was an officer in the Virginia regiment during the Mexican War, and colonel in the Confederate service, graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, and a member of the Aztec Club of 1847, and lives at Charlestown, W. Va. Issue : (1) William Terrill Porterfield, born December 7, 1850, died August 7, 1862; (2) Elizabeth Morton Porterfield, born April 23, 1853 ; married, October 2, 1877, Henry Harrison Cooke, of Jefferson county, W. Va. Issue : Emily Terrill Cooke, who mar- ried Harold Norton Eldridge, of Maine, and Edward Esten Cooke, who married Hannah Washington Alexander. (3) John Porterfield, born March 15, 1855, married August 8, 1876, Annie Green (daughter of the late Judge Thomas C. Green, of Su- preme Court of West Virginia). Issue: John Terrill Porter- field, of Charlestown, W. Va., a graduate of the University of Virginia and a lawyer; Claborne Green Porterfield, , of Charles- town; Philip Terrill Porterfield, of Charlestown, and Mary McDonald Porterfield, of Charlestown. (4) George Porterfield, born August 3, 1857; married Susan Simmons. He is post- master of Charlestown, W. Va., and they have issue: George Terrill Porterfield, a student at the University of West Virginia ; James S. Porterfield and Emily Porterfield. (5) Mary Porter- field, born March 20, 1859; married her cousin, William Chase Morton (son of the late Hon. Jackson Morton, U. S. Senator from Florida). Issue: Elizabeth Jackson Morton. They live in Richmond, where Mr. Morton is clerk in the Auditor's office. (6) Charles Porterfield, born January 3, 1861; married Kathe- rine Knox Taylor. He is a graduate in law of the University of Virginia ; lives in Northport, Long Island. Issue : George A., Charles, and James Knox Porterfield. (7) Emily Serena Por- terfield, born May 3, 1864; married, February 16, 1886, George Washington, born at Mount Vernon, Va., July 22, 1858. Issue: Richard Blackburn Washington and Louisa Fountaine Washing- ton, died in 1898, aged ten years. (8) Kate Seton Porterfield, born March 18, 1870; married Judge Thomas J. Mackey, of South Carolina. 276 William and Mary College Quarterly. 266 Anne 7 Porterfield, daughter of Mary 6 Tabb, married, No- vember 28, 1843, at "Green Valley," Magnus Tate Snodgrass, born in Berkeley county, April 18, 1814, and died May 6, 1882, in Martinsburg, W. Va., where his widow now resides. Issue: (1) Alexander Porterfield Snodgrass, born February 22, 1846, at Sylvan Grove; married Eobert S. Tuck, who died without issue in 1895; (2) William E. Snodgrass, born July 15, 1848, at "Sylvan Grove"; (3) George Tabb Snodgrass, born October 19, 1850, died 1886, in Martinsburg; (4) Magnus A. Snod- grass, born June 25, 1853, at "Sylvan Grove," married, first, 1888, Mary Campbell, of Hopkinsville, Ky. ; second time, June, 1897, Susan Brown Stribling (granddaughter of the late Rear Admiral Cornelius K. Stribling, TJ. S. K). Issue: Ann 9 Por- terfield and Cornelius Stribling Snodgrass; (5) Mary Emma Snodgrass, born April 14, 1856, unmarried; (6) Eobert Lee Snodgrass, born September 30, 1864. 5 John 3 Tabb (Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ), of Gloucester county, named in a suit before the General Court, Edmundson v. Tabb, was probably another son of John Tabb and Martha Hand. It is stated in this suit that Thomas Allaman, who died in Glouces- ter county, March 9, 1706, married twice, and had by a first wife a daughter, Judith Allaman, who married Edmundson, and had Thomas Edmundson and John Edmundson, both living in 1753 ; and by a second wife three sons, John, Thomas and Wil- liam Allaman. John and Thomas died shortly after their father, and William Allaman died in 1732, leaving a son Thomas, and a daughter Sarah, who also died without issue, and a widow Ann, who married John Tabb, and had issue by him 267 Humphrey Toy Tabb and 268 Martha Tabb. John Tabb died in 1743, and his wife, Ann, died in 1742, and their children were confided to the care of William Tabb, brother of John Tabb, deceased. In 1754 John and Thomas Edmundson brought suit against William Tabb and his wards for an account of the estate of William Allaman. (Chancery suit in Williamsburg, Va.) 6 William 3 Tabb (Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) married Elizabeth Sclater (daughter of Rev. James Sclater), of Charles Parish, York county. She was born November 10, 1688, and they had issue: 269 James, died January 10, 1710; 270 John Tabb, born March 19, 1710, died August 25, 1713; 271 William, born De- The Tabb Family. 277 cember 30, 1712; 272 Thomas, died January 23, 1725; 273 Elizabeth, died December 9, 1718. Capt. William 3 Tabb made his will in 1721, and names his sons William and Thomas, brothers Edward Tabb, John Selater, Merritt Sweeney and Ed- mund Sweeney, and the latter's child, Martha Sweeney, two sisters-in-law, Martha and Mary Selater. Mary Selater after- wards married Col. John Tabb, of Elizabeth City county, nephew of 3 William 3 Tabb. It is doubtful whether any of the children of Capt. William 3 Tabb left issue. 7 Edward 3 Tabb (Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) died December 5, 1731. He served as captain, justice of York county, and in 1726 as member of the House of Burgesses. He married Mar- garet Heyward or Howard, daughter of Henry Heyward and his first wife, Diana. Issue (Charles Parish Register) : 274 Mary; 275 Henry, bora March 28, 1707, died in 1710; 276 Martha, born January 24, 1709, died 1725; 277 Diana, died infant; 278 John, born March 19, 1710; 279 Edward, born 1712; 280 Henry, bom January 8, 1716; 281 Diana, born March 27, 1718; 282 Elizabeth, died infant; 283 Thomas, born Sep- tember 5, 1719; 284 John, died infant; 285 Margaret, born October 28, 1724; 286 Martha, born December 15, 1726. Capt. Edward Tabb's will was proved September 18, 1732, and names sons Edward and Thomas Tabb, and daughters Mary, Diana, Martha and Margaret, and nephews John Tabb, Thomas Kerby, Anthony Robinson and Thomas Tabb. His wife, Margaret Tabb, died September 5, 1728. 279 Edwaed 4 Tabb * (Capt. Edward 3 Tabb), married, first, Elizabeth. Issue (Charles Parish Register) ; 287 Mary, born 1740; 288 John, born January 1, 1741; 289 Elizabeth, born December 6, 1743 ; 290 Edward, died November 18, 1751. Cap- tain Tabb married, second, Mary , who died March 30, 1758. 283 Thomas* Tabb (Edward 3 , Thomas 2 , Humphrey 1 ) mar- ried Lockey . Issue: 291 Mary, born 1740; 292 Ed- ward, born September 9, 1742; 293 Margaret, born April 4, * An Edward Tabb, Jr., was drowned between Norfolk and Hampton July 2, 1741. He must have been Capt. Edward Tabb's nephew, the son of 4 Thomas 8 Tabb. 278 William and Maey College Quarterly. 1744; 294 Ann, born March 6, 1745; 295 John, born December 31, 1747, died October, 1748; 296 Langhorne, born January 22, 1749. (To be Continued.) BOUNDABY OP MAEYLAND. According to the charter of Lord Baltimore, granted June 20, 1632, the western boundary of Maryland is a line drawn due north through "the first fountain" of the Potomac to the south- ern boundary of Pennsylvania. The southern boundary runs from the said "first fountain" along the southern bank of the Potomac to Watkins' Point, on the Accomac peninsula, thence east to the ocean. The exact determination of these lines was a source of long dispute between Maryland and Virginia, and there is even now a suit pending between Maryland and West Virginia in regard to the position of the "first fountain." The Maryland contention is that, as the "Southern Branch" of the Potomac runs furthest west, the source of that branch, and not of the "Northern Branch," must be the initial point. A decision favorable to Maryland would deprive West Virginia of three or four counties over which Maryland has never exercised any con- trol, and it is not believed that the Supreme Court of the United States would countenance any such unnatural transfer. In the "battle of the books" waged over this interesting ques- tion, one fact in the history of the southern boundary has never been disclosed. When Lord Baltimore obtained his charter, the shores of the Potomac had been discovered to a point not far beyond Piscataway creek, in Maryland, and the constantly east- ward trend of the river had somehow occasioned the idea that the source of the branch on the western side known as Aquia creek was the farthest westward extension. A line drawn from the "first fountain" of Aquia creek to the Pennsylvania line would greatly curtail the present limits of Maryland. And yet that this was Lord Baltimore's conception of the extent of his territory is shown by a map which he sent over in 1649, and by records in Maryland and Virginia, which appear to have hitherto escaped notice.